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Mark D. Scheuerell, PhD

Assistant Unit Leader - Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit

Dr. Scheuerell received his M.S. from Cornell University and his Ph.D. from the University of Washington. Prior to joining the Washington Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit in 2019, he was a research biologist with the National Marine Fisheries Service for 16 years. He is an applied ecologist who works largely in aquatic environments, particularly along the west coast of North America. Much of his research is focused on the development and application of statistical methods for analyzing temporal and spatial data, with the goal of supporting conservation and management of exploited species. Recent foci include integrated population models for Pacific salmon, status assessments for threatened and endangered salmonids, and examining food web dynamics in freshwater and coastal ecosystems. He is also a strong proponent of open and reproducible science. Dr. Scheuerell teaches graduate courses in Analysis of Ecological and Environmental Data, Applied Time Series Analysis, and Best Practices in Environmental Data Science. Dr. Scheuerell grew up on the banks of the Mississippi River in central Minnesota, which had a profound influence on his career trajectory.